RULE 9. OPEN MEETINGS

(a) All case records of this Court, including opinions and votes thereon, orders, briefs, and records on appeal, shall be open to the public unless closed by order of this Court.

(b) All meetings and deliberations of this Court when operating in an administrative capacity and not in a judicial capacity shall be open to the public, unless closed by order of this Court for reasons consistent with those stated in § 610.09.1, RSMo. Meetings and deliberations in an "administrative capacity" shall in-elude those on property and budget matters.

(c) Court sessions for oral argument of eases shall be open to the public, unless closed by order of this Court. All meetings and deliberations of this Court when operating in a judicial capacity are closed to the public, unless opened by order of this Court.

(d) Notice of the time, date, place and tentative agenda for each open meeting shall be posted in the office of the clerk of this Court at least twenty-four hours prior to the meeting, unless for good cause such notice is impossible or impracticable.

(e) Minutes of open meetings shall be kept, including a record of any votes taken, and shall be open to the public for inspection in the clerk's office of this Court.

(f) Any committee appointed by or reporting to this Court, operating in an administrative capacity and not in a judicial capacity, shall comply with the procedure in this Special Rule No. 9 and shall file their minutes with the clerk of this Court.

(Adopted effective Aug. 28, 1998.)